The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letter from J.H. Hutton to Henry Balfour

caption: in England; prospective visit to Oxford; Woodthorpe sketches; Mills' manuscript
medium: letters
person: Balfour/ HenryWoodthorpePoynter/ Miss
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 20.4.1924
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: J.P. Mills Box (not numbered)
text: Cheltenham,
text: 20/4/1924
text: Dear Balfour,
text: I am due in Oxford on the 30th, can I come on 29th? If it is inconvenient to you to put me up let me know, as I know Miss Poynter would. Old Woodthorpe has just given me four of his brother's Naga sketches, though I haven't yet fetched them, but I am glad to have saved them from the unknown. He has some lovely things, but very little Naga stuff left. I saw two charming amber ear plugs (Konyak) which I gather are destined for you, and he has a breakfast cup, a plate and two pipes (? SEE Chinese ?) made of jade, unpolished - SKETCH and in one piece, and some beautiful Woodthorpe paintings of Burma scenes and people.
text: Mills is getting much troubled about some sketches you promised him, drums, I think, as his MS. is almost complete. I am still house hunting. I wish we built our own like Nagas.
text: J.H. Hutton